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The first two of the books I bought above are hardcover* and the small last one, only 500 pages, is paperback. There are smaller, probably addequate-for-home-use, versions of these at your local book stores and pharmacies...

BTW Dearhunter, I hate feather biscuits - plggghhh!

*The latest published dictionary of their's I got (improved picture below) only comes with a BONUS CD-ROM INCLUDING: - Stedman's Plus Spellchecker, which includes nearly a half-a-million medical, pharmaceutical, and bioscience terms from over 60 specialties, over 22,000 trade and generic drug names drawn from Facts & Comparisons®. - Over 300 LifeART® medical clipart 4-color images that can add eye-catching and educational enhancements to your print, slide, multimedia, and digital products. Windows and MAC compatible.

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I am just allergic to stupid mammals...

Not really prepping but have been cutting and splitting wood for next
winter, first 2 photos, this last tree had some nice straight grain wood
so I purchased on of those Granberg Alaskan Chainsaw milling attachments
Are you allergic to smart mammals?

That board cutter is GREAT! What do you do about the chain to replace or maintain it? Have a sharpener jig!?
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Not really prepping but have been cutting and splitting wood for next
winter, first 2 photos, this last tree had some nice straight grain wood
so I purchased on of those Granberg Alaskan Chainsaw milling attachments
I like that chainsaw set up!

Putting together some sort of saw mill is going to be my next major project. At the moment I'm thinking something homemade with an old circular blade? It would be great for smaller stuff but that chainsaw looks like the way to go for large trees. Nice!
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Are you allergic to smart mammals?
Generally not...

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That board cutter is GREAT! What do you do about the chain
to replace or maintain it? Have a sharpener jig!?
I have an electric chain grinder for sharpening chains. It was on sale last
year for ~$300 when I purchased mine. It did need a little refining when
I got it, there was too much runout on the washer used to hold the wheel
I squared it up on my lathe and all it good.

http://www.baileysonline.com/itemdetail.asp?item=13151&catID=

I use ripping chain for slabbing.

http://www.baileysonline.com/itemdetail.asp?item=WP375 33RP

The chainsaw mill is great out of the box. Techinque and a little refining
on the rails and I will be good to go!
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Good stuff! It is amazing how much we can do with the right power tools. Think about the fellers and especially the sawyers of Jamestown, hoping to make a go of a new colony, standing in pits with huge hand saws and the amount of labor necessary to build a planked house. It would be a little faster today and alot easier. But we are dependent on refined petroleum of course.

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Good stuff! It is amazing how much we can do with the right power tools. Think about the fellers and especially the sawyers of Jamestown, hoping to make a go of a new colony, standing in pits with huge hand saws and the amount of labor necessary to build a planked house. It would be a little faster today and alot easier. But we are dependent on refined petroleum of course.
I've been on a self sufficiency kick for some time now because of what you just pointed out. Our forefathers were for the most part self sufficient and all they had were hand tools. We should be able to be largely self sufficient with minimal effort because of the technology we have now.
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Neat idea, how accurate is it compared to a compound bow? What range?

I have gotten good enough to kill squirrel or rabbit size game at 10 yrds.
It looses it penetration power very rapidly. If I was within 5 yards of a deer, I feel the arrow with the bear razor point would kill it. (if placed in the normal kill area). The fishing arrow is solid fiberglass with heavy metal point with barb. It will penetrate any fish well enough to kill or snag it.
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lately: Brought home some extra water from the store and added a few spam cans to my bog box of food goodies ( which is mostly a combination of rice and MRE's.
Also for variety added dried fruit ( already have 3 bottles of multivitamins in there )

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I'm sure it was a bargain but I don't know that I'd buy you anyway.
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I'm sure it was a bargain but I don't know that I'd buy you anyway.
I suck as a typist...

I hate sharpening chains by hand; and with as much wood cutting as I do, it
has saved me double that in resharpening costs in th first six months that I
have had the grinder. To add, My local Stihl dealer changed hands previously
they had a guy that did a great job sharpening chains and I was happy to pay
the $8, $10, $12 per chain. Besides what I posted pictures of I cut the
remainder of that tree up as firewood so I need 4 chains sharpened that would
have cost me $44 at the old prices. And that was just one weekend of cutting.
It can add up fast.

The new owners jacked up the prices and have no clue how to run a
grinder. They screwed up 2 of my chains so bad I made the replace them.
I now get chains as good as ever and I actually enjoy sharpening them now.
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